24 Creative And Effective Book Cover Designs

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“Never judge a book by its cover” is the way the saying goes. But the cover is the image infront of the content that attracts readers in the first place. I have compiled a list of 24 book cover designs that will grab your attention instantly. Some of them are extremely simple, and some are a little more complex. But it just goes to show, it doesn’t take a heavy design to attract a reader, it just takes a good thourghtful idea. Colour also plays a big role in making a book cover eyecatching. A black and white book cover can stand out more than one with every possible colour in it, because of the way the colours are used. If you have any more cover designs you wish to share with us, please feel free to drop in a comment. You may also want to check out these resources whilst your reading…

The Craftsman bookThis book cover was created for The Craftsman book, written by Richard Sennett. It is surely a crafty design! "The brief history of the dead"by Kevin Brockmeier. This spooky cover was designed for the book “The brief history of the dead”by Kevin Brockmeier.
"Good Book" by David PlotzTHis is an interesting book cover for “Good Book” by David Plotz. Good Book is about the bizarre, disturbin, yet marvelus and inspiring things the author learned when reading the Bible. Can they do that"by Lewis Maltby. This is a very fun and creative book cover created for “Can they do that” by Lewis Maltby.
Suiza constructiva I personally love minimalist and modern book cover designs. This is one such example created for the book “Suiza constructiva”. 365 Alphabets cross stich all through the year.This is a beautiful design for a childrens’book – 365 Alphabets cross stich all through the year.
Munchen Official Olympics Results bookThis is a cool, abstract book cover design created for the Munchen Official Olympics Results book. A General Theory of Love This is a minimalist, photography background book cover design, created for “A General Theory of Love”.
cool print/vector illustrations This book cover is a great source of inspiration for cool print/vector illustrations. bright yellow coored book It’s all about typography with this bright yellow coored book cover design.
 book cover design. This is a bit unusual, but it’s pretty creative as a book cover design. typography as its main element This is another great example of a book cover design that uses typography as its main element.
Devil in the Details The “Devil in the Details” book by Jennifer Traig has an awesome design concept. Also, it’s colorful and will attract the readers atttention. how to use vectors in creating a book cover design This is a cool example of how to use vectors in creating a book cover design. It may be a little too abstract though.
 The Language of Graphics The Language of Graphics has a very creative book cover design which emphasizes the typography element. Animal Farm book by George OrwellThe famous Animal Farm book by George Orwell has a beautiful, vintage cover design with red accents.
super-creative book cover design This is a super-creative book cover design with a book in the book kind of concept. angled text  This book cover design has an interesting photograph used in the design. Also the angled text plays an important part.
contents page on the cover This is a very unusual book design which displays it’s contents page on the cover.  Then we came to an end - by Joshua Ferris Then we came to an end – by Joshua Ferris has a cool design concept with a design made out of stickers.
simple and clean book cover design  This is a simple and clean book cover design with an abstract colors element on the cover.  futuristic book cover This futuristic book cover has a very nice, colorful element which looks like a stylized atom.
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories i The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories is a compilation book with a very cool, minimalist cover design – a Christmas tree made out of the authors names. green book cover  This unusual, all green book cover has a cool concept design, which can surely inspire you!
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Comments 12

  1. Robertino

    Brief history of the dead : Pure coolness, which I could do that.

    City Of Tiny Lights : Reminds me of the posters on the ceiling at my dentist.
    He replaced them every month he said. Those posters and his assistent made me wish I could go for a checkup each month.

    365 Alphabets Cross Stitch : Reminds me of when I was 10, during handicraft lesson we had to swap crafts with the girls. I believe my mum still has it hidden in a secret place.

    Lovely subject. Really enjoyed it.

  2. Nora Reed

    These are interesting. They always say not to judge a book by its cover, but the truth is that most people still do, so the cover really should be interesting and draw some attention, at least for the book’s sake. These are great though, I especially liked the one about the dead. Great design!

  3. ronson

    i like these pics

  4. timmy

    holy crap these covers are amazing

  5. Loser

    these are so amazing book cover’s but the do leave a mystery behind and all of you can figure it out your self

  6. Norman from Malta

    Dear all,

    Who would like to offer graphical suggestions for a book cover…?
    Title is: Mr. Norman’s Musical Go Overs.

    Thanks & regards,

    Norman from Malta

  7. RL Creative

    “Then we came to the end” is just soooo incredible, I’ve even no words…..so cool, so awesome :)

  8. Brad

    Some really interesting and creative designs, thanks for getting the collection together!

  9. Megan Sax

    Brilliant. Love the covers. Love that books are still in need of cover designers. Beautiful. Thanks!

  10. Amy Crias

    Judging a book by its cover may not be a good thing to do.

    However, these designs truly make a promise that good things are waiting to be revealed as you flip through the pages.

  11. Jumee

    huge passion with Devil In the Details..

  12. Abinash Mohanty

    Wow! Nice Collection. Thanks for sharing.

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